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f-lorenzo · a day ago
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Avere un figlio significa manifestare un assoluto accordo con l'uomo. Se ho un bambino, è come se dicessi: sono nato, ho assaggiato la vita e ho constatato che essa è così buona che merita di essere moltiplicata.
(Milan Kundera)
Visti gli indici di natalità in Italia (e in generale nell'occidente) temo che, purtroppo, siano sempre di più quelli che, dopo aver "assaggiato la vita", decidono che non valga la pena ...moltiplicarla. E questo è il peggior campanello d'allarme per la nostra Società.
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metamorphesque · 5 months ago
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“I feel numbered, and constricted all over. I barely fit inside myself.” - Clarice Lispector, Complete Stories
1. Marya Hornbacher, Madness: A Bipolar Life / 2. Su Xinyu / 3. Clarice Lispector, The Stream of Life / 4. Su Xinyu / 5. Clarice Lispector, A Breath of Life / 6. Su Xinyu / 7. Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being / 8. Delfina Karmona / 9. Andrés Cerpa, The Vault / 10. Delfina Karmona / 11. Emily Dickinson / 12. Delfina Karmona / 13. Clarice Lispector, A Breath of Life
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soracities · 9 months ago
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Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being (trans. Michael Henry Heim)
[Text ID: “If a mother was Sacrifice personified, then a daughter was Guilt, with no possibility of redress.”]
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macrolit · 10 days ago
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There’s a special place in heaven for booksellers who turn your order into a gift
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monochcrry · 2 months ago
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on beauty and mortality
Ocean Vuong (1) // Milan Kundera // Ocean Vuong (2) (3)
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libri-cinema · 6 months ago
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Tomas si diceva: fare l'amore con una donna e dormire con una donna sono due passioni non solo diverse ma quasi opposte. L'amore non si manifesta col desiderio di fare l'amore (desiderio che si applica a una quantità infinita di donne) ma col desiderio di dormire insieme (desiderio che si applica ad un'unica donna)
L’insostenibile leggerezza dell’essere - Milan Kundera
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beforevenice · a month ago
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she loved to walk down the street with a book under her arm. It had the same significance for her as an elegant cane for the dandy a century ago. It differentiated her from others.
// Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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quotespile · 3 months ago
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In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia, even the guillotine.
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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canesenzafissadimora · 2 months ago
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Contro i sentimenti siamo disarmati, poiché esistono e basta e sfuggono ad una qualunque censura.
Possiamo rimproverarci un gesto, una frase, ma non un sentimento: su di esso non abbiamo alcun potere.
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intopermanence · 4 months ago
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Let us therefore agree that the idea of eternal return implies a perspective from which things appear other than as we know them: they appear without the mitigating circumstance of their transitory nature. This mitigating circumstance prevents us from coming to a verdict. For how can we condemn something that is ephemeral, in transit? In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia, even the guillotine.
Milan Kundera, trans. by Michael Heim, from “The Unbearable Lightness of Being”
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abiding-in-peace · 17 days ago
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Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring...it was peace.
Milan Kundera
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metamorphesque · 6 months ago
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on unrequited love
1.Louise Glück | 2.Jeremy Lipking | 3.Sue Zhao | 4.Norwegian Wood | 5.Sanober Khan | 6.Nigel Van Wieck | 7.Sylvia Plath | 8.Holly Warburton | 9.Richard Siken | 10.Norwegian Wood | 11.Milan Kundera
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soracities · 4 months ago
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The characters in my novels are my own unrealized possibilities. That is why I am equally fond of them all and equally horrified by them. Each one has crossed a border that I myself have circumvented. It is that crossed border (the border beyond which my own "I" ends) which attracts me most. For beyond that border begins the secret the novel asks about. The novel is not the author's confession; it is an  investigation of human life in the trap the world has become.
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being (trans. Michael Henry Heim)
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blackswaneuroparedux · 2 months ago
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And therein lies the whole of man's plight. Human time does not turn in a circle; it runs ahead in a straight line. That is why man cannot be happy: happiness is the longing for repetition.
- Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being    
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libri-cinema · 4 months ago
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Non esiste alcun modo di stabilire quale decisione sia la migliore, perché non esiste alcun termine di paragone. L'uomo vive ogni cosa subito per la prima volta, senza preparazioni. Come un attore che entra in scena senza aver mai provato. Ma che valore può avere la vita se la prima prova è già la vita stessa? Per questo la vita somiglia sempre a uno schizzo. Ma nemmeno "schizzo" è la parola giusta, perché uno schizzo é un abbozzo di qualcosa, la preparazione di un quadro, mentre lo schizzo che è la nostra vita è uno schizzo di nulla, un abbozzo senza quadro.
L’insostenibile leggerezza dell’essere - Milan Kundera
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litsnaps · 4 months ago
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quotespile · 2 months ago
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There is no means of testing which decision is better, because there is no basis for comparison. We live everything as it comes, without warning, like an actor going on cold. And what can life be worth if the first rehearsal for life is life itself? That is why life is always like a sketch. No, "sketch" is not quite a word, because a sketch is an outline of something, the groundwork for a picture, whereas the sketch that is our life is a sketch for nothing, an outline with no picture.
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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snowwhitesbookshelf · 4 months ago
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da-da-sk · 6 months ago
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“There is no perfection only life.”
— Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being 
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deformititties · 9 months ago
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“Love is the longing for the half of ourselves we have lost.”
— The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera tr. Michael Henry Heim
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